Billiard table and accessories by Gillows of Lancaster

Billiard Table with two mahognay cue stands, six cues, (two marked Gillows) and two maces (one marked Gillows).

Details

Medium:
Oak, slate & mahogany
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £27,000)
Acquired in:
1988
Vendor:
Lancaster Billiards Table Company

The bed, originally of wood (converted to slate) rests on six turned reeded legs. Wooden plaque affixed to side of the table is carved in relief 'GILLOWS No 1081'.

Provenance

Thomas Botfield (believed bought from Gillows); Beriah Botfield; Isabella Botfield; by descent to Viscount Weymouth, Marquess of Bath; Peirce, Thorpe & Marriot, 1944 on the premises of Norton Hall.

Venue details

Judges' Lodgings Church Street, LANCASTER Lancashire LA1 1YS 01524 32808 www.lancashire.gov.uk/museums

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £3)

The museum is currently closed, please visit the Judges' Lodgings website for more details.

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